Fagus sylvatica Purpurea – Purple Beech Hedging

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Fagus sylvatica Purpurea – Purple Beech – Pot Grown

Botanical Name Common Name Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Pot
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Purple Beech 150-190cm POA 10ltr
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Purple Beech 190 – 220cm POA 45ltr

Fagus sylvatica Purpurea – Purple Beech – Bare Root & Root Ball

Botanical Name Common Name Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Type
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Purple Beech 100-125cm 3.25 BR

Key: BR = Bare Root | (Available November to March – Min Order 50 no. )

Details / Key Facts

Fagus sylvatica Purpurea – Purple Beech hedging is a native plant with lovely foliage of purple leaves which turn to a rich copper in Autumn. Purple Beech, like Green Beech, holds its leaves throughout most of the winter. It is not suitable for heavy or wet soil. If Beech is trimmed in late summer, the leaves remain on better in winter. Suitable for normal or chalky soil. Can be mixed in with green beech to add colour and interest.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Purple Beech or Copper Beech
  • Botanical name: Fagus sylvatica 
  • Group: Hedge 
  • Flowering time:
  • Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
  • Height and spread: Higher than 12 metres and wider than 8 metres
  • Aspect: North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing – Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Soil: Sand, Chalk, Loam (Ideal for Sandy Light free draining Soil Types) 


Native Mixed hedging is traditionally made up of 50% hawthorn & blackthorn, with remaining 50% split between the other varieties.

Minimum order 50 plants of each variety.

Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row.

How To Grow

Langley Horticulture recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row. Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Architectural


Fagus sylvatica are large deciduous trees with smooth grey bark, ovate leaves colouring well in autumn, and inconspicuous flowers followed by usually spiny fruits

Further Information
Atropurpurea Group are large deciduous trees grown for their deep purple leaves, which become reddish in autumn


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If you don’t see something on our website that you require, we can generally order in most varieties of hedging and topiary in various sizes please email your enquiry to: sales@langleyhorticulture.co.uk